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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal DOM Traversal with jQuery

Gavin Eyquem
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Gavin Eyquem
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 18,444 Points

Going wrong somewhere with the .prev() method in jQuery.

This is the code I am using for the 2nd objective - $('li').eq(2).prev();

What am I doing wrong?

Help is welcomed.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h2>Student List</h2>

  <ul class="student-list">
    <li>James McAvoy</li>
    <li>Alena Holligan</li>
    <li>Wade Christensen</li>
    <li>Matt Krzyzynski</li>
  </ul>

  <script src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
  <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
app.js
$("li").eq(2).prev();

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,692 Points

The instructions ask you to "traverse from Wade Christensen to James McAvoy in the list of students."

But James McAvoy is not the student immediately previous to Wade Christensen, so using "prev()" just one time will return a different student.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,692 Points

Gavin Eyquem — Glad to help. You can mark a question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!

Jeremy Freedman
Jeremy Freedman
2,955 Points

I used TWO prev() methods and the quiz still screwed me